Bracketology: February 25th

    
February 25th, 2009

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate the amount of seeds a team moved since the last update. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know, last year I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets (depending on the scoring rubric) amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like).

 

Movement:

Previous update was February 23rd. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Kansas moves up to their highest spot of the season after knocking off Oklahoma. Sooners still remain a #1 seed though due to the RPI and Griffin's absence. LSU continues to move up the charts as well, despite what the numbers say, I'm certain the committee will show respect (rightfully or not) to a team that rolls through the SEC. Texas A&M moves back into the field after a buzzer-beating win, replacing Kansas St as the final Big 12 team in the field.

 

ONE  

UCONN*

Pittsburgh

North Carolina*

Oklahoma 

 

TWO

Duke

Kansas*

Memphis*

Michigan State*

 

THREE

Villanova

Clemson

Louisville

Wake Forest

 

FOUR

Marquette

Missouri

Illinois

Purdue

 

FIVE

Arizona State

Gonzaga*

Xavier*

LSU* 

 

SIX

Washington*

Florida St

Syracuse

UCLA

 

SEVEN

West Virginia

Utah*

Ohio State

California

 

EIGHT

Butler*

Texas

Arizona

Dayton

 

NINE

Utah State* 

BYU

South Carolina

Wisconsin

 

TEN

Minnesota

Kentucky

Boston College

UNLV

 

ELEVEN

Tennessee

Siena*

Creighton*  

Florida 

 

TWELVE

Penn St

Temple

San Diego St  

Texas A&M (new today)

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU 

Western Kentucky*

Vermont*  

 

FOURTEEN

Buffalo*

North Dakota St* 

American*

Weber St*  

 

FIFTEEN

Jacksonville*

Long Beach St  

Cornell*

Stephen F Austin* (new today)

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Tennessee-Martin*

Morgan State*

Radford/ Alabama St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

- Winners are merely the first place team in the standings as of today. Ties are given to the higher RPI team.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Kansas**

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Creighton

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Tennessee-Martin

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F. Austin**

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders

 

Last In: Penn St, Temple, San Diego St, Texas A&M  (last)

 

Last Out: Providence, Oklahoma St, Saint Mary's, UAB

Further Four: Kansas St, Michigan, USC, Miami

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Kansas St  (for Texas A&M)